Prime golden era rap radio courtesy of Diablo. P-Fine hosting Rap This! on WNYU from September '87 and the tracklist is just splendid. Certified classics by the likes of BDP, Kane and the Jungle Brothers sit alongside relative obscurities like Vandy C & Bill Blast and Devastator (P-Fine and Livio G's group), plus a Stetsasonic promo over chain snatchers' favourite "Go Stetsa I." Interestingly, P also plays "The Ruler's Back" and says it's "never to be released on vinyl." I remember reading something about Ricky D's debut getting delayed but didn't realise tracks were in circulation a year before it dropped. The live version of "Treat Her Like A Prostitute" also gets an airing.
Vandy C & Bill Blast - Just Feel It
BDP - The Bridge Is Over
Fresh Celeste ft M4 Sers - Get It Boy
Slick Rick - The Rulers Back
Jungle Brothers - Jimbrowski
Big Daddy Kane - Just Rhymin With Biz
Slick Rick - Treat Her Like A Prostitute (live version)
December 31, 2018 Subject:
The Ruler's Back
Oddly enough, this is a version of "The Ruler's Back" that pre-dates a different one that would be played three months later by Mr. Magic, who famously called it a "World Premier." This one features the heavy Def Jam/JMJ drums, while the latter, (and I think probably original demo), uses the tight snare heard in "Get Fresh Crew" recordings. Thanks for the upload!